Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sixty rebels today bound for Botany Bay

George Bush today the arrival ceremony for Australian PM John Howard, makes us wonder if he was given the right briefing book:

Australians and Americans also believe in the power of freedom. Our two nations were once remote outposts of liberty, lands where those escaping tyranny could find a better life ...

And what counting method is John Howard using for this claim?

It is possible, Mr. President, to count on the fingers of our two hands the number of nations that have remained continuously democratic over the last 100 years. And two of those nations are, of course, the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Australia.

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